by Dave Bertram
This week we have Boduf Songs, Strawberry Guy, Kiwi Jr, Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox, The Building, Overcoats and Nashville’s Soccer Mommy.
Boduf Songs’ seventh album and first on Orindal Records (Gia Margaret, Julie Byrne, Advance Base) marks the Ohio-via-Southampton artist’s most detailed album yet, somehow voyaging into deeper recesses than ever before. Recorded in the depths of a basement, Abyss Versions will see the light of day next Friday and is led out by the haunting, atmospheric single Unseen Forces and How to Use them. Enjoy.
Canada’s Kiwi Jr. features Alvvays member, Brian Murphy, on guitar – here’s the first single, Salary Man, which will be followed by an LP – Football Money – in January.
When Alex Stephens (aka Strawberry Guy) self-released his debut demo last year, it’s unlikely he thought his brand of summer dream-pop would attract seven-figure Spotify plays. The video to new single Birch Tree, out this week, is below.
Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox have announced a new EP – as part of the Marfa sessions series – and Secretary is a two-and-a-half-minute paean to bored office workers everywhere with our collaborators summoning a surreal and beautiful daydream. Listen here.
War On Drugs guitar player Anthony LaMarca has a band and called The Building and said band have shared a wonderful new track, All Things New. It’s all stripped-back melancholy – watch the video above.
Brooklyn-based newbie duo Overcoats have shared two new singles this week, which talk of ‘fighting for the self, the spirit and soul at all costs’. Leave If You Wanna is the clear standout, embodying everything great about Electric Youth’s A Real Hero.
Nashville native Sophie Allison released her breakout debut album Clean as Soccer Mommy last year, earning mass critical acclaim and year-end nods from more or less everybody. This week, she’s back with new track Lucy – listen here.